Knock Out Two-Person Shoots Easily with the New RØDE Wireless GO II


Thanks to significant enhancements over the original Wireless GO, including two-person shoots, onboard recording, greatly extended range, and highly flexible output options, the RØDE Wireless GO II compact true wireless microphone system—now in stock—lets videographers, vloggers, and mobile journalists of any experience level confidently and quickly run-and-gun in the world of wireless audio, whether recording to a camera, computer, or mobile device.

Boasting secure Series IV 2.4 GHz digital transmission, easy operability, and built-in mics (lavalier mics available separately), the system is ready to go at the press of a button; you can focus on getting the shot knowing that the Wireless GO II is delivering quality audio at a range of up to 656'. There are no menus and no finicky dials, just simple power-on-and-go functionality and a bright, informative LCD screen showing you what you need to see. When you’re ready for more, use RØDE’s Mac/Windows companion app (iOS/Android apps coming soon) to access a powerful feature set and extended customization of settings—onboard transmitter recording, configurable safety track recording in dual mono mode, file playback and export, and more.


Whereas the original Wireless GO employed a single channel, version II is a dual-channel system, capable of handling two transmitters at the same time for simple, two-person shoots with low latency (3.5 to 4 ms). Since the Wireless GO II can handle two transmitters at once, it features the ability to switch between stereo or dual-mono recording. This enables each transmitter, and therefore each subject, to be recorded to a separate channel, or signal from both transmitters can be mixed together and recorded identically to left and right channels. Use the app to activate safety track recording at -20 dB on the right channel.

Each transmitter provides an onboard audio recorder offering up to 7 hours of uncompressed recording or 24 hours of compressed recording, perfect for worry-free backup recording or a fast and easy way to capture sound from your subjects. Export files in various formats, such as MP3 or WAV (16-, 24-, or 32-bit float) with date and time stamp information, as well as automatic markers anywhere the transmitter-receiver link was broken.

In addition to the traditional 3.5mm TRS analog output, the Wireless GO II receiver has a USB Type-C digital audio output for operation as a 24-bit / 48 kHz audio interface. This can be connected to a computer with the supplied USB Type-C to USB Type-A cable, to the Lightning port of an iOS mobile device via the RØDE SC15 cable, or to the USB Type-C port of a laptop, iPad Pro, or Android mobile device with the RØDE SC16 cable (SC15 and SC16 cables available separately).

For its 2.4 GHz digital transmission and 128-bit encryption, the Wireless GO II has been improved with Series IV technology (the original Wireless GO had Series III, which is not compatible with Series IV). As a result, the line-of-sight operating range of the Wireless GO II can reach approximately 656' compared to the 230' maximum range of the original Wireless GO. Plus, it offers increased signal strength in crowded wireless environments.

Capture top-notch audio quality for two subjects even if you don't have an external mic; the Wireless GO II is a complete dual-channel system comprised of two miniature clip-on transmitters (each with a built-in true wireless omnidirectional microphone capsule), a dual-channel miniature clip-on receiver, and a slew of accessories—everything you need to get up and running in the field. Whether you use each transmitter's convenient, high-caliber integrated mic or hook up the companion RØDE Lavalier GO (available separately), you're assured to achieve clear, crisp, intelligible audio.

There’s much that RØDE’s Wireless GO II can do for busy videographers who can’t be slowed down by complex audio systems. Share your own ideas on how you’d use it in the Comments section, below.




I am using V1 in a news environment as a third wireless (behind two Lectrosonics) pretty much dedicated to a shotgun on a boom for distancing.  It works great.  I woild have liked to see 48 v phantom power but I realize that would chew up batteries.  And since the recording is looping whu wouldn't you always leave it on, just in case?   

Hi Eric -

How about connecting to portable, external USB battery packs?

Tether Tools ONsite USB Type-C 87W PD Battery Pack B&H # TESDAC15

Conveniently charge your mobile devices on the go with the ONsite USB Type-C 87W PD Battery Pack from Tether Tools. This battery pack features one USB Type-C port and dual USB Type-A ports. With its hefty 26,800mAh battery capacity, you can charge up to three devices at the same time. Moreover, you get a fast and efficient charging experience thanks to its Power Delivery and Quick Charge 3.0 technology.

This ONsite battery pack can charge a plethora of devices including laptops, tablets, smartphones, Bluetooth speakers, and much more. Additionally, you can easily recharge this power bank with the included USB Type-C cable and an AC wall charger (sold separately).

Could you use this to go USB C to C to a GoPro?

If using the GoPro Pro 3.5mm Mic Adapter, BH # GO35MA, you can connect the Wireless GO II receiver to a Go Pro camera via USB-C.

I'm getting mixed signals from Rode, B&H & Sweetwater.  Please confirm if the internal RECORDING is 32-bit float.

It doesn't actually record 32bit float. It can just export as a 32bit file. Confirmed with Rode tech support. 

Hi Christopher - 
No, the Wireless Go II does not record 32-bit float files directly to the transmitters. With the free Rode Central app, the Wireless Go II has the ability to capture up to seven hours of uncompressed 24-bit / 48 kHz WAV audio or 24 hours of compressed audio directly to each transmitter without the need for an SD card. Using the app you can access the recording features and then export and optimize the recorded files from each transmitter so you can save them to a computer. The recorded files can be exported in various formats such as MP3 or WAV and in 16-, 24-, or 32-bit float.

32bit float, two transmitters to one receiver, -20db safety channel, internal recording safety track.... the only thing they need now is phantom power!! The old RodeLink XLR transmitters are pretty bulky compared to these.

It doesn't actually record 32bit float. It can just export as a 32bit file. Confirmed with Rode tech support. 

Like with V1 - I want to know what happens when someone steps in front of the line of sight such as a wedding, a dinner when people walk into the line of site - does it drop? It is still 2.4 GHZ. I can't think of when I need 656' range but I want a clear 100' that doesn't have signal drops

as i understand it you can simultaneously transmit wirelessly and record internally on the transmitters, so drop out would only affect the wireless signal and you can fill in gaps with the internally recorded copy

Avie, I've had the first version for a year and I love it... Line of site means buildings and structures in relation to this mic.   Different rooms, Cars, busses might be a problem.  Wedding venue with people will be fine.

Hi Avie - 

Every environment is different, but we have not experienced this issue at all. Bear in mind that the best performance/connectivity is based on a clear line of sight. 

Seems like the only thing they forgot was the cape and perhaps also some kind of anti-kryptonite protection.

How does the unit work outside, such as in a sporting event like golf?

Hi Ramon - 

It should perform very well outdoors.